17-11 overall, 10-6 conference, 4th WAC
Against the spread
8-18-1 (6-10 home, 2-7-1 away)
9-18 (6-10 home, 3-7 away)
2005 Season Summary
The Hawaii Warriors finished the 2004-05 season with a record of 16-13 straight up, including a Western Athletic Conference record of 7-11, which was good for a seventh place finish in the league.
Against the college basketball gambling boards, Hawaii was 13-13-1 against the spread as they basically had two seasons within the one. The Warriors started out 8-2 against the board before fading miserably down the stretch with just one payoff in their final eight games.
Hawaii has often had the potential to bring decent board value as they are something of an anonymous team in college basketball gambling but, more often than not, they have failed to secure any real board value and have fallen short. There was no reason to expect much difference in the Warriors board performance for 2005-06.
Hawaii opened the 2005-06 season with an 84-62 home win over traditional powerhouse Michigan State as 6.5-point home dogs in classic college basketball demonstration of “home cooking.”
Next came a 61-67 letdown loss at UNLV as 3.5-point dogs, which was then followed by an 82-64 home win over St. Louis as 10-point chalks for a decent start of 2-1 against the spread.
Red ink run
From there, however, Hawaii would prove unable to sustain success against the board starting with a 78-72 home win over UNLV, which they failed to cover as 10-point chalks. That was followed by a 52-58 loss at Wisconsin-Milwaukee as 5.5-point dogs.
After a 69-59 home win and cover over Utah State as 3-point chalks, the Warriors resumed their red ink run with a 66-63 home win over Loyola Marymount as 15-point overlays. That was then followed by a 61-67 home loss to Colorado State as 7.5-point overlays and then an 80-76 home win over Northwestern State as 8-point overlays.
After an unlined 66-60 home win over North Carolina A&T, the Warriors suffered a 55-58 home loss to Pennsylvania as 7.5-point overlays for a sixth loss in seven games against the board.
Hawaii next stopped the bleeding with a 73-69 overtime home win over Nevada as 1.5-point chalks, which was then followed by a 62-65 loss/cover at Louisiana Tech as 3.5-point dogs.
The Warriors then lost at New Mexico State 84-87 as 1.5-point overlays and then failed to cover a 73-65 home win over Fresno State as 8.5-point overlays. Hawaii then enjoyed a 72-61 bounceback home win over Boise State as 10-point chalks to end a nice period as brief bargains in which they went 3-2 ATS.
Hawaii couldn't maintain the pace, however, starting with an ugly 55-73 loss at Nevada as 8-point dogs, which was then followed by a 52-63 loss at Utah State as 11-point dogs for a push. The Warriors problems resumed with a 81-61 home win over Idaho that they failed to cover as 20.5-point overlays in a classic “bad beat” for gamblers.
Hawaii then scored back-to-back SU&ATS wins, first at home against San Jose State and then at Boise State for their final payoffs of the season.
The rest of the season would prove to be a nightmare for Hawaii beginning with a 67-73 loss at Fresno State as 1.5-point dogs. That was then followed by a 67-57 win over Santa Clara that they failed to cover as 11.5-point chalks. Hawaii then hit the road and scored a 70-66 win at Idaho as 10-point overlays, and repeated the trick with a 61-60 win at San Jose State as 5-point chalks. Hawaii failed to cover a win for the fourth straight game against New Mexico State before going 0-2 SU&ATS to complete the free fall.